Hypnosis – What is it?
By using hypnosis the hypnotherapist tunes into the subconscious mind where beliefs and behaviour learned throughout our lives are stored.
A natural state of deep physical relaxation and heightened mental awareness, hypnosis feels like day-dreaming. It tunes into the subconscious mind where beliefs and behaviour learned throughout our lives are stored. These are the building blocks with which our emotional intelligence and personality are constructed. Hypnosis has proved to be a powerful tool for maintaining well-being and restoring our peace of mind.
Many who struggle to deal with problems or bad habits for years find that hypnotherapy works when willpower alone cannot, enabling them to make positive, lasting changes with ease.
Although there is still much to learn about the way in which the human mind functions, there is extensive, scientific evidence of the clinical effectiveness of hypnosis. Anyone can benefit from hypnotherapy as an empowering means of reaching their full potential and overcoming negative ways of thinking, feeling or behaving.
Myths about Hypnosis
There are many misconceptions surrounding hypnosis. The more serious business of clinical hypnotherapy has no place on the stage and offers some reassuring realities.
- Everyone who wants to be hypnotised can be hypnotised
- You cannot be made to cluck like a chicken or sing like a canary (unless you choose to)
- You can end a session at any time by simply deciding to come out of the hypnotic state
- It is impossible to get stuck under hypnosis
- A hypnotherapist cannot make you reveal any secrets or intimate information against your will
- You remain conscious and aware at all times during a hypnotherapy session
- Hypnosis has been recognised as an effective therapeutic treatment by the British Medical Association since 1955